The steps we take with each customer can vary, but the steps outlined below will give you a basic understanding of how we will work with you.
When someone contacts us with questions and concerns about radon in their home, we respond quickly and take the time to answer all questions.
By phone or email we may ask a few general questions to get an understanding of your unique situation. These are only examples of what we may ask.
"Have you tested your home for radon?"
"How old is your house?"
"What kind of house is it?"
Testing your home for radon is easy and inexpensive. You can choose to test your home using a short-term charcoal test (order here) or you may decide to have us run a tamper-proof test with a continuous electronic monitor.
Short-term charcoal radon tests are very simple to use. They typically consist of an envelope containing activated charcoal that captures the carcinogen that causes radon induced lung cancer, "Radon Decay Products". After the recommended exposure time has been reached in your basement, you send it via US mail to the laboratory to be analyzed. Usually, you will receive your results within 1-2 weeks.
Continuous Radon Monitors (CRM) can measure radon concentrations in a minimum of 48 hours. Our CRM machines test the radon concentration in hourly increments and obtain an average after 48 hours. CRM's are most often used in real estate transactions because they are typically time sensitive and need results fast. If you are interested in having us test your home, give us a call or send an email and we'll schedule something right away.
There is no safe level of radon. However, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states that, if your test reveals that your home’s radon level is 4.0 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter of air) or above, fix it.
If you have questions about the type of system we recommend or the cost of installation, an onsite visit may be necessary. During an onsite visit we will analyze your home and discuss with you the characteristics, sub-soil, and how you operate your home to determine the best mitigation method.
Every home is unique and each project may take different steps to achieve desirable results. We strive to design the best system applicable to meet the customer's needs.
Call or email us to make an appointment.
Our goal is to educate customers about radon and the best methods to removing it from their home. There is no pressure!
We create thorough proposals that will state each radon mitigation system will be installed by LICENSED radon professionals. We state how the system is designed and how it will be installed along with additional work that may be needed.
The cost of a system depends on the specific characteristics of each home, but a typical system costs between $1600 and $1900 to install. We promise to list everything on our proposals and contracts so you know EXACTLY what you're getting and no surprises.
Upon receiving our proposal, we encourage you to review and ask any questions you may have. If you would like to schedule a date of installation, call Andy or Mitch or contact us here.
Our installations are generally completed in one day and performed by LICENSED radon professionals. Upon arrival, we will inspect the basement, main floor, attic, and the roof prior to installation.
Special care is given to installing a system that will not impact the beauty of your home. We use dust control devices and use drop cloths for traveled areas to prevent as much mess possible. We vacuum and broom clean our work areas and leave the site clean.
For more details on what the installation steps might include, see Our Services.
Follow-up Radon Test
To demonstrate that the mitigation system is effective for reducing radon to appropriate levels, a follow-up test is required. We will leave free test kits with our customers to conduct this test. Wait 24 hours after the system is activated before conducting the test.
Note: If needed, In time-sensitive situations, a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) can be negotiated.
"I would highly recommend your company to family and friends. Very impressed with the job that was completed from the estimate all the way to the follow up. Very easy to work with and always cleaned up after they were finished."
Amy & Ron Montgomery, Garden City, MN
Levels lowered from 9.3 pCi/L to 1.2 pCi/L